General

Pentax K-3 Pentax Q-S1
Brand
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Pentax Pentax
Lowest price
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$817.68 $332.96
Announced
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October 2013 August 2014

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x 4.8x
Megapixels
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24.1 MP 12 MP
Light sensitivity
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51,200 ISO 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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51,200 ISO Unknown
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Unknown

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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24.1 MP 12 MP
Native resolution
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6016 × 4000 4000 × 3000
Pixel size
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15.2 µm² 3.5 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3.2" 3"
Resolution
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1,037k dots 460k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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113 lenses 7 lenses
Lens mount
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Pentax K Pentax Q

Form factor

Size
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131×100×77 mm 105×58×34 mm
Depth
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3" 1.3"
Weight
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800 g 203 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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Yes No
Built-in focus motor
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Yes Yes

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism None
Viewfinder size
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0.62x n/a
Coverage
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100% n/a

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 30fps 1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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Yes No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Unknown
Continuous focus
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No n/a
All formats
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  1. 720p @ 24fps
  2. 720p @ 25fps
  3. 720p @ 30fps
  4. 720p @ 50fps
  5. 720p @ 60fps
  6. 1080p @ 24fps
  7. 1080p @ 25fps
  8. 1080p @ 30fps
  1. 480p @ 24fps
  2. 480p @ 25fps
  3. 480p @ 30fps
  4. 720p @ 24fps
  5. 720p @ 25fps
  6. 720p @ 30fps
  7. 1080p @ 24fps
  8. 1080p @ 25fps
  9. 1080p @ 30fps

Features

Panorama
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No Unknown
HDR
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Yes Unknown
3D
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No Unknown
Image stabilization
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  1. Sensor shift
  1. Sensor shift
Supports RAW
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Yes Unknown
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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900 ms Unknown
Shutter lag
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138 ms Unknown
Battery life
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560 shots 250 shots
Continuous shooting
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8.3 fps 5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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27 Unknown
Cross type focus points
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25 Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s 1/8000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes No
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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2 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SD
  3. SDHC
  4. SDHC
  5. SDXC
  6. SDXC
  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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80.0 Unknown
Color depth
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23.7 bits Unknown
Dynamic range
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13.4 EV Unknown
Low light performance
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1,216 ISO Unknown
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